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Is Ron Paul 2012's Black Swan?

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Courtesy of Bill Buckler of The Privateer

The Great Non Debate

For five years, the writing on the wall has been crystal clear. As 2007 began, the US Foreclosure Market Report for 2006 showed that foreclosures for the year had reached 1.2 million, an increase of 42 percent over the 2005 figure. In early February 2007, in the midst of a growing rash of bankruptcies among small US sub-prime mortgage issuers, New Century Financial announced that it was “recalculating” its “profits for the previous three quarters. New Century was one of the three biggest mortgage brokers in the US. In two days, its stock price dropped 40 percent. Six months later, President Bush was calling the now obvious collapse in the US real estate market a “blip” on the US economy. Two months after that, the stock market peaked. A year after that, in September/October 2008, the global economy froze solid and was only thawed by the biggest explosion of money creation in history. Now, here we are at the start of 2012. Nothing has changed. No positive steps have been made. The symptoms have been disguised under an avalanche of palliatives but the disease continues to eat away at the substance of the system on which it feeds. The major effort of government and “mainstream” analysts everywhere has been to avoid, deflect and actively silence any nascent discussion of the root of the problem.

The root of the problem is perfectly illustrated in the fact that since August 1971, the funded debt of the US government has risen from $US 400 Billion to $US 15,236 Billion. The severity of the problem is illustrated by the fact that with Mr Obama having yet to complete his third full year as President, he has presided over $US 4,600 Billion (or almost one-third) of that increase. The root of the problem is the abandonment of money - the final legal connection between Gold and the US Dollar was ended in August 1971. The severity of the problem is the grotesque expansion of what has taken its place.

None of this has been or is being discussed because the establishment in the US and everywhere else does not want it discussed. A REAL “black swan event” - an event that deviates by 180 degrees from what is “normally expected” - would be a political debate over root causes and basic principles. The great merit of Ron Paul - and the great service he is giving to his own and every other nation - is the fact that he is doing everything he can to raise the debate to that level. That makes Dr Paul a unique politician, a man who tells people what most of them DON’T want to hear or understand.

Or at least they don’t think they want to understand it. Dr Paul’s great and merited attractiveness to a growing number of admirers has a very simple source. He is that rarest of creatures - a FREE man. He is beholden to nobody. He has developed his ideas and his convictions over a long and fruitful life of independent thinking. He does not compromise. He homes in on the fundamental issue and principle of any political issue and serves it up without salt or other “seasoning”. He says what he means and he means what he says. He is the living embodiment of the “dream” that most Americans have long since given up on as they saw it slip further and further beyond their grasp. He is the only prominent person who is doing everything he can to turn the non-debate which masquerades as the “mainstream” in the US and global political economy into something of substance. That, far more than the presidency, is his goal.

 

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Sun, 01/08/2012 - 13:51 | 2044304 my puppy for prez
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"Compromise" is the "synthesis" element in the Hegelian Dialectical equation.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 13:53 | 2044314 my puppy for prez
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AND.... if someone won't "compromise" with NWO tyrants, that somehow makes one a FASCIST IDEOLOGUE?

That makes absolutely ZERO sense!

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 08:49 | 2043847 working class dog
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He is beholden to no one? I heard that said a million times by the bullshit crimminal insiders.

My take on Ron Paul and I don't like any of them. I want a candidate who recieves NO  MONEY FROM PAC's or Wall Street, or Corporations.

Why can't we have a no confidence vote? and make them vote all over again with a new set of candidates until a majority is reached. Why do we need an electoral system, people are informed and the popular vote should be the qualifier.

This is the facts of my personal experience with Ron Paul.

 I am a voting citizen in Brazoria County Texas, Ron Paul is MY? congressmen.

I sent him an email when crude oil was 150.00 dollars per barrel and asked him if he can stop the wild speculation in the crude market, as this out of control speculation, and the non existence of the CFTC interventions and policing is destroying the US economy and middle class families.

His answer was "Let the FREE? Markets work?".

I tried to vote him out after the Bear Stearns collapse and he was the only choice? I tried to write my own name on the ballot and was told by the people at the voting booth on State Road 6 in Alvin, you cannot write anybody elese on the ballot. To write in another candidate you need to hold a primary? WTF?  This is proof you have to be a millionaire to win the election. You have to be bought and paid for to get a chance.

Ron Paul is the same as all of the others. Get rid of the electoral college and you might see candidates who are not bought and paid for.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 08:59 | 2043856 grunk
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That whistling sound you hear is the new orafice Ron Paul cut into Newt Gingrich last night.

I think if Santorum and Gingrich had ganged up on Paul, he would have gone over to their podiums and beat the crap out of both of them.

He was fired up last night.

 

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 09:02 | 2043861 TooBearish
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Ron Paul doesn't want it bad enuff- we are doomed to feudal debt slavery for at least a generation - soverenty is so 20th century - get used to it ZHers I fear nothing but violent revolution will save this country from the NWO planners.  We are far too far from turning the momentum of the "technocrats" around.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 09:20 | 2043876 Medea
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It's frightening how philosophically ignorant such an economically astute blog is. Oh well. Stay "rational" and "free". Lol.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 09:37 | 2043890 Miss Expectations
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Is Ron Paul 2012's Black Swan?

I'm done looking for black swans.  When I think of Ron Paul, I'll go for the more obvious white dove:

AMONG the beautiful incidents of scripture none has become more familiar to old and young alike than that which relates how Noah "sent forth a dove from him to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground." We can imagine the timid messenger sent forth by Noah's hand from the open window of the ark. Over the vast surface of the waters it flew, in obedience to natural instincts, seeking a place of rest, but, as the narrative relates, "the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth." With what an unerring flight the dove had returned to the only safe refuge, and how gently did Noah "put forth his hand" and "draw her in unto him," after the weary quest was over and the tired wings had only brought back a message of defeated hopes. After seven days had gone by Noah sent forth the dove again with longing expectancy that the flood might be receding. With swift flight the dove disappeared from view, and, high in air, sought amid the waste of Waters, with its marvelous powers of sight, for any sign which told of safety and rest. At length it reached a refuge, the spot it sought, where the valleys once more began to show themselves above the depths. And in the evening, as Noah watched and waited at the open window of the ark, he saw afar off the glint of snowy wings against the golden sky, and "lo, the dove returned, bearing in her mouth an olive leaf plucked off, so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth." The olive branch was a token that even the trees in the valleys were uncovered, and has been the type in all after ages of peace and rest.

http://www.birdnature.com/jan1900/dove.html

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 09:44 | 2043901 Golden monkey
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We trust Ron Paul. In God, we trust.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 09:59 | 2043918 Isis
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I hate to be a poor sport...  But people need to do some research on Ron Paul, remember they all eat off the same plate.  He is very racial, and that is not good he dislikes black people,Jewish people and hispanics to name a few.  BEWARE he is following the path of Hitler do your homework.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 10:05 | 2043926 riphowardkatz
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Maybe a couple or even one quote with links to context? Or should we just take the word of the honorable ISIS! 

 

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 12:36 | 2044124 Golden monkey
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So true. Whish CD was around to tell you how much joy and happiness wars bring to your existence.

Wait. Let's forget the innocents. Isn't your own money coming back in your (very) own ass here?

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2008/11/u-s-is-funding-iranian-nuclear-program.html

Enjoy, (fat) hyprocrit.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 10:37 | 2043955 samsara
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"If we guarantee your liberty as an individual, that means you have civil rights to live your lifestyle. You actually can do things that I might disapprove of. But I'm very tolerent. As a libertarian, I say "Well, I might not endorse your lifestyle -- you might smoke some things and drink some things and eat some things and act certain ways that I totally abhor -- but as long as you don't hurt anyone else, I'm not gonna bother you."


-Ron Paul, 1988

Just had to post this again.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 11:05 | 2043983 nasa
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The numbers are not there for a RP victory

Are the 50 million or so food stamp recipients going to vote against their free lunch?

Are corporate welfare recipients going to vote against their free lunch?

Are the SS recipients going to vote against there so called earned lunch?

Is the Black vote going to pick Paul?

Can Paul get large support of Women voters?

The answers to all questions is No. 

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 11:09 | 2043987 DosZap
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Paul is the winning ticket for Oscumma.

He will take 7-10% of the vote, no third party, and thats the end of this country, without a Civil War,ropes on lamps in D.C.

Otherwise you die in the Gulags,or starving to death, and relieved of ALL your lifes savings.

These mother fuckers mean business and your the business, you will comply, or you will die.

Seen this play before, except it was planned.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 13:47 | 2044288 my puppy for prez
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NOT ONE of the other R candidates has publicly denounced the NDAA....I am sure they actually like it, or are at least guilty of implied consent.  No other candidate besides Paul will fight the NDAA...on either side of the aisle!

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 18:59 | 2045147 akak
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Paul is the winning ticket for Oscumma.

And you think that the Romnoid would be ANY better, or any different? 

Please, enough with this naive, misinformed and outright insane red team/blue team bullshit --- most of us here have left such childish, ignorant beliefs behind us long ago.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 11:08 | 2043989 Jim in MN
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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/president_obama_vs_republican_candidates.html

Paul polls the best of any Republican candidate other than Rombot.

Sorry if this spoils any 'themes'....

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 11:22 | 2043999 marcusfenix
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I've been to the other candidates websites, checked their "on the issues" section and one question comes to mind-

why are they debating at all? their positions are all exactly the same and are largly hinged upon that age old scare tactic "we must have a evil enemy abroad" warmongering, specifically Iran of course, but China and Russia are getting a lot of mention as well.

not saying the world is lollipops and sunshine at all, but MAD still rules the day with those nations who could possibly present a legitimate military threat, of which Iran is clearly not one. on every one of the other neocons national defense section is the obligatory we must give more money and more blood to Israel.

why?

I have nothing against Israel, but I think they can take care of themselves by now, hell their pilots fly in versions of our aircraft (F-16 F-15) that have received more upgrades than what the average USAF pilot fly's in.

so if the Jews and Muslims want to continue the age old tradition of killing each other let them, that's their bag, their stupidity, their tragedy, their responsibility. why should America be beholden to join in their idiocy?

these debates are a absolute farce, a joke, much like the red vs blue paradigm they are just reality TV fodder to feed the masses with still more mind numbing status quo and political talking point garbage.

I can't help but note none of them, with the exception of RP, advocate for the scaling back of, or even seriously question the ever expanding security state here at home. I also note that while military spending, which deals with external threats (at least for now) is at least being nibbled at, funding for domestic homeland security programs is being expanded, more VIPR teams, thousands of new checkpoints, contractors being hired to bring FEMA camps on line, grants for new behavioral recognition software and new public surveillance tech, more fed money going to local law enforcement to buy APC's and other military combat equipment. I saw, with my own two eyes, the requisition order at the fed website for the DOE to purchase 500 combat shotguns.

that's the dept of education.

all this leaves me to wonder, though war with Iran has already been ordained, who exactly is it that Washington sees as the real enemy, the real threat to their power, their control and the PTB's vision of the future?

somehow I don't think their primary concern is turban wearing boogie men...

I don't agree with every little thing that RP says, and I have deep mistrust of all politicians, I am jaded and see DC largely as a nest of bankster NWO parasites, but if RP can at least protect my right to keep and bear arms, if he can do something check the control freak police state then it would be worth it to have him in the oval office. He would be worth my vote where none of the others, not the incumbent empty suit D teleprompter nor the neocon whores lining up to take his place would be worth the push button diebold electronic voting machine my vote won't be counted on. 

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 16:28 | 2044791 Westcoastliberal
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Well said, Marcus.  I don't agree with all of Ron Paul's points either; the ones I DO agree with will win him my vote. And last time I voted for the "Hope & Change" that never came.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 11:29 | 2044013 Boda
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Ron Paul - Predictions in Due Time

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM&feature=player_embedded

 

Just in case you all have not seen this yet.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 11:41 | 2044035 Jim in MN
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The reason to vote for Paul even if you disagree with a lot of his positions is simple: Corruption.

If you believe that corruption has trumped all else, then vote to disrupt it.

If you think the USA can manage with its corrupt system weighing down the economy and stripping away our rights and any incentives to invest or innovate, then go ahead and vote for another suit.  Pick any, it won't matter which one. 

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 12:27 | 2044104 Arthur Two Shed...
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u mad bro?

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 12:30 | 2044109 lunaticfringe
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Fuck the status quo and these two elite little bitches running for office. Molon Labe!

Mad? Yea I am. http://thecivillibertarian.blogspot.com/2012/01/molon-labe.html

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 12:34 | 2044120 gmak
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Is anyone ever going to get it right? A Black Swan event is one that occurs more frequently than commonly-accepted probability would indicate. It has nothing to do with 180 degrees from what is expected. It only has to do with occuring more frequently than anyone would have you believe. 

The probabilities are based on probability of occuring. For example, a AAA company has a 99.97% (if I remember correctly) of remaining solvent. Expressed in other language, It should only go bankrup in 1 year in 3,333. Or: Of 10,000 AAA companies, only 3 should go bankrupt. A black swap event would be a material difference from this frequency. 

This is related to all the ZH headlines that say "Another 6 sigma event"  or Current move ov X exceeds 10 sigmas, or: Miss of jobs data is 25 sigmas from expected. I'm paraphrasing, but these indicate highly unlikely events that are actually occurring - over and over. This is a black swan event, or someone has cooked the books.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 12:43 | 2044140 xela2200
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Is Ron Paul 2012's Black Swan?

Answer --> No. I am sorry to say. Keep on stacking.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 12:44 | 2044141 Implicit simplicit
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Listening to the debate was analagous to surgeons discussing what to do about a mid-to late stage cancer patient.

Paul discusses going after the cancer itself- thespending debt, while the rest talk about addressing the symptoms associated with the cancer- more drugs- special intersts associated with the kleptocratic oligarchy and the military industrial complex; in other words-keep the patienrt alive a little longer so we can assign death benefits to ourselves and the rest of the elite.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 12:58 | 2044164 unununium
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Ron Paul got some very good press in the WSJ this morning for his dissing of Gingrich on the issue of the draft.  Paul served even though he had a wife and two kids.  Gingrich used his family as an excuse. The headline is "Candidates Look Past Front-Runner in First N.H. Debate"

Now, a few hours later, a new story has appeared on the front page saying the exact opposite: "GOP Rivals Turn up the heat on Romney."

Unbelievably, these two stories sit right next to each other on the WSJ front page.

 

 

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 13:05 | 2044175 slackrabbit
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Black swan  'reminds' people, that’s just because an event is 1 in 10,000 years, it does not mean that said event, will not happen tomorrow; Or that two events happening simultaneously are  possible....the book is a critique of using maths to simulate life. 

Something many people using Monty Carlo simulation for value-at-risk (e.g. my old mba class) just don't understand.

As such this thinking leads to people literally playing Russian roulette with their business.....because since a chance is 1 in 1000 of something going wrong, people think " the chances are small that something will happen"....they of course forget, that when it does happen, the entire firm is dead. E.g.  A loss of a 1,000,000 etc.

The example above applies particularly for the derivatives market and high frequency trading.

As I said to a trader, if only 1 in a 1,000 trades goes spectacularly wrong - and you do one trade per day, that’s just near 3 years before boom.

At that point I got out, because I knew the risks were way bigger than the mathematical model shown.....if only for the crass stupidity and arrogance of people in the industry

 

 

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 13:21 | 2044212 Cisco Kid
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Last time I checked , the delegate count is such:

 

Paul        7 

Santorum 7

Romney   7

How is it that "Romney won Iowa"?

 

The MSM should be screaming "three-way tie-dead heat!"

 

What they say is pure propaganda.

 

 

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 13:22 | 2044214 jmcadg
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We need Paul to run against Obama, but the other candidates will struggle to get behind him, because, his message is 180 degrees to them. And they are desparate to keep the status quo as they are part of the 1%. Sadly I think Paul will only win this as an independent. And will then need famous and influential people with libertarian ideals to stand up and put their heads above the parapet. Musicians, artists, sportspeople, authors, economists, business people(!), actors/actresses etc. Only this will bring the sheeple out to do the right thing.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 13:29 | 2044236 batterycharged
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As much as I like Ron Paul's out-of-the-box ideas and opinions...and his intellect...the guy seems to ramble on and doesn't appear that strong. And he'd turn 80 in office...

 

In this day and age of Hollywood politicians, Ron Paul has a snow ball's chance in hell of becoming president.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 13:45 | 2044276 Tuco Benedicto ...
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The U. S. Constitution is not "out of the box".  What is out of the box is a world run by international banksters and their traitorous minions!

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 13:29 | 2044237 Reprobate
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I'll vote for Paul but he won't be able to accomplish 98% of his promises. (IMHO)

 

The POTUS doesn't run this country.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 16:15 | 2044751 Westcoastliberal
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You've got that right! Dick Cheney still runs it.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 13:33 | 2044246 Legolas
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" He is that rarest of creatures - a FREE man. He is beholden to nobody. He has developed his ideas and his convictions over a long and fruitful life of independent thinking. He does not compromise. He homes in on the fundamental issue and principle of any political issue and serves it up without salt or other “seasoning”. He says what he means and he means what he says. He is the living embodiment of the “dream” that most Americans have long since given up on as they saw it slip further and further beyond their grasp. "

What the MSM republicans and talking heads have done to Ron Paul this past 7 - 8 months is one of the most dishonrable, shameful things to have ever been foisted on a candidate.  And it is solely for this reason that if Paul is not the nominee, I will not vote for anyone else.  It's one thing to not be able to win on ideas, but it's quite another to get completely ignored.  These guys are like a bunch of 5th graders on the playground, holding their hands over their eyes, and saying to Ron Paul, "I can't see you so you don't exist.".

Ron Paul, with his supporters, is going to turn the republican establishment on its head this summer.  Ron Paul will be the nominee.  He just needs me on his staff, lol.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 13:33 | 2044250 jmcadg
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He has to sack the shit out of all the cronies in power and replace with forward thinking heads. Hard, but not impossible. Nothing is impossible.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 13:34 | 2044251 847328_3527
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18 to 28% of the votes is what Paul is getting now. Could be a big upset this year.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 13:38 | 2044264 jmcadg
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+1 Legolas.

They are shitting bricks because he's in no ones pocket. Especially the banks like Obama. For this reason RP will need everyone to keep feeding his campaign. Buy the Ron Paul song on itunes. Proceeds to the RP campaign.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 14:25 | 2044415 QuietObserver
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Unless I'm missing something, black swans are rare & unexpected. If people are actually going around trying to predict who will be "this year's" black swan, then they're missing the point & whatever they pick out will likely not be an actual black swan.

Personally, I think the term black swan has been done in by its own popularity. Just like a few years ago when "perfect storm" became a popular term and suddenly EVERYTHING was being described as a "perfect storm".

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 14:37 | 2044451 luna_man
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Sometimes, dreams come true...Could this be the time?  YES! YES! YES!

Fingers, crossed!

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 14:49 | 2044485 So Close
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Paul punks Newt in the debate.    My first youtube video post..  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kcpsn5cpKM&feature=youtu.be

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 15:01 | 2044527 playitcool
Sun, 01/08/2012 - 15:21 | 2044590 earleflorida
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excellent read

thanks tyler/bill

Ps. Dr. Paul could/should/ must  summarize his "Liquidation/Federal Reserve Banking System [FRBS]" in one short empirically factual statement:

"The FRBS is a private entity that answers to no one other than the 'FED's-Private-Stockholders' who are in all practical layman's terms, the TBTF's!" 

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 15:54 | 2044690 enclaved134
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If RP came anywhere close to the Presidency he would be assassinated. The same as Kennedy, and pretty much for the same reasons. He understands what needs to be changed in the monetary system.

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 11:51 | 2046535 Boxed Merlot
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Ron Paul is the epitome of the difference between a manager and a leader.  This is the difference between "doing things right" and "doing the right things".  Servicing a debt is right, but servicing a debt based on deciet, coercion and fraud is not.

Every leader has to be able to stand up to the powers that seek to enslave and say “enough”.  This is where we find ourselves today.  Financial institutions have so positioned themselves to dictate to sovereign nations how to conduct their internal affairs that the debate has to be taken to them in order to throw their shackles off.

If a nation has the ability to print, market, distribute and service interest bearing paper, as well as circulate coinage, it can certainly do so without the authority of the private sector.  The difference is however, the absence of interest payments.

And the downside is???

End the fed.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 16:12 | 2044697 Westcoastliberal
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Spot on article.  This is why the MSM has dug back 20 years to find "newsletters" RP supposedly supported, and that's what the reporters want to talk about, not the issues RP is trying to bring front and center.  Seems we have this every election cycle.  "Wedge" issues get the ink instead of airing the proposed solutions to our many problems.

You can disagree with RP all you want, but one must admit, if it's "Hope & Change" you're looking for, he's the real deal to bring it.

Of course if Clif High is right this time, after March 9, 2012 it may not matter very much. http://halfpasthuman.com/destiny.html

If you agree with me that collapse is becoming unavoidable, don't despair, prepare! http://www.collapsenet.com/262.html

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 16:08 | 2044726 tony bonn
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if i were to vote for any of the candidates i would certainly vote for ron paul even as a write-in in spite of the fact that the rockefeller-mic-yale-cia cabal has already annointed the crook mitt romney as the republican nominee.....

and why is there not even a peep of a challenge to the indonesian citizen barry soetoro? there has never been a weaker and more disasterous president in usa history (except for the murdering asshole george bush) yet there is not even a whisp of a hint to challenge soetoro because the oligarchs forbid it.....it is thus proof that obama shall be installed for a 2d term....

www.obamacrimes.com

 

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 19:25 | 2045191 baltbear
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Housing capacity is a function of the gold standard? How about the "root of the problem" is that fiscal policy that would have soon led to arguments about the dangers of too low a funded national debt as a "lock-up" producer, being turned inside out? How about the failure to impeach a president who could say "blip" with a straight face?

 How about having regulators in office preaching against regulation?

How about a set of candidates that are actually campaigning for slots as TV commentators?

 

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 19:26 | 2045193 baltbear
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Housing capacity is a function of the gold standard? How about the "root of the problem" is that fiscal policy that would have soon led to arguments about the dangers of too low a funded national debt as a "lock-up" producer, being turned inside out? How about the failure to impeach a president who could say "blip" with a straight face?

 How about having regulators in office preaching against regulation?

How about a set of candidates that are actually campaigning for slots as TV commentators?

 

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 21:17 | 2045397 lolmaster
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Keep in mind TPTB would glad bring on WW3 before letting Ron Paul succeed. There will be tanks in the streets first.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 22:10 | 2045482 Sathington Willougby
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There wasn't an elitist's concubine on that stage fit to debate Dr Paul on the Constitution or anything else for that matter.  
He might as well been standing at the monkey cage while the mostly addled simians threw feces and masturbated.

I'm not sure what's sadder, the promotion through adversary approach of the bifurcaed big government party or the rodents who line up on either side of the piper and fuss at each other like wittle bitty babies. 

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 22:39 | 2045545 Jim in MN
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...and once the other GOP wannabes drop out, Dr. Paul will still be well-funded and well-supported, waiting for the Romney machine to hit that scandal land mine that's gotta be out there.  Like why they spent all that cash replacing all the computers when he left the governor's office....taking all the evidence....

 

Ron Paul:  The Military's Choice for Commander-in-Chief

Ron Paul:  The Most Electable Candidate (other than Romnoid, according to the actual polls of actual people)

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 00:19 | 2045759 WallStreetRanter
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Ron Paul 2012's Black Swan -- We can only hope! 

 

www.wallstreetrant.com

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 21:58 | 2057004 Pat Fields
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I suggest that Mr. Buckler look at a chart of the 'money' supply going back beyond the day that gold was buried (still alive, mind you) in 1971. The ramp-up of banknotes really began, NOT in '71, but in the early-to-mid 1960's, rather when SILVER was bound and raped. It was that event which forced the markets to BORROW INTEREST SERVICE FUNDING INTO EXISTENCE, causing complex compounding of interest on the float of banknotes loaned into circulation. In this case gold is somewhat superfluous to the condition of America's monetary inflation, since it wasn't in circulation to ameliorate interest burden, as silver WAS. Mr. Buckler fails to see the connection, because the glint from gold has blinded him.

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